Asylum

Asylum is one of the cornerstones of American Immigration law. This country is proud to be a place that people from all over the world look to as a refuge from persecution and danger in their homeland. These people can all come to the United States and apply for Asylum. Our firm has guided countless clients through this process by helping them tell their story and representing them in Immigration Court. It is best to apply for asylum within one year after entering the United States, but our experienced attorneys and staff have had success even after this one year period. Come read these Success Stories about people who can now live safely in the U.S.A after working with our firm. If you are seeking Asylum, contact us today!

Asylum for Gay Mexican Man

Asylum for Gay Mexican Man

Horror in Mexico Mr. Z was born in Michoacan, Mexico in 1979. Unfortunately, he did not have a normal childhood. His father was an alcoholic who frequently abused him, his brother, and his mother. Soon, his parents separated. In addition to this, Mr. Z had to wrestle with something else: even at a young age, Mr. Z knew he was different from other boys in his school. He knew he

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Asylum for Chinese national fearing persecution

A Chinese man had been living in the United States for several years and was afraid of the persecution he would face if he returned to his home country. However, he did not know what he needed to do in order to remain in the United States. Luckily for him, he contacted Margaret W. Wong & Associates. Our immigration experts at the firm helped him prepare his I-589 Application for

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Christian Chinese woman granted Asylum

Beginning a life in the United States Our client came from China and entered the United States on a ship arranged by Chinese smugglers. She entered illegally in Miami, without any inspection, in 2002. The Chinese government targeted her and her family for being ‘anti-communists’ and for being Christians. Unfortunately, she did not apply for asylum within one year of her entry. She just saw too many denials from friends

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Persecuted Chinese Christian comes to the US and Wins Asylum

His Asylum story in China Mr. C was born in Fuzhou, China. At the age of 26, he met his wife, who was as devout Christian. Upon his marriage to her, he was baptized and became a Christian himself. He admits that, at first, his faith was not so strong. However, his wife’s pregnancy and labor were difficult, and Mr. C prayed for their safety; after the birth of a

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Mexican son receives a Green Card through Step-Father

Married mom seeks asylum as son receives Green Card After being married to her US citizen husband for two months, a Mexican woman came to our firm to inquire about legalizing her status. Before her marriage, our client entered the United States in 2001 with her son. Because the mother had been in the United States for over ten years, we found she was eligible for 10-year cancellation, and we

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Iraqi women escape violence with Asylum

Two Iraqi women, a mother and daughter, came to the U.S. seeking asylum. They had been refugees in Egypt before coming to America. The mother had worked for the Iraqi government during the Saddam Hussein regime. However, after her daughter was born, the woman quit her government job. Years later, a group of men beat them because they believed the mother was working for an organization in opposition of the

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Asylum for Ethiopian family

Persecution in Ethiopia Our clients lived in Ethiopia until 2006, where the husband worked as an accountant and auditor. His trouble started when he took part in students’ protests against government abuses; he continued his opposition as a professional. However, being a member of the opposing party made him a target and he was the victim of human rights violations. At first, the police and government harassed him; then, they

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President Obama’s aunt granted Asylum

Reopening the Case During the 2008 presidential election, it came to light that Zeituni Onyango, President Barack Obama’s aunt, was in the U.S. illegally. At the time, she already had a removal order from several years before. In 2004, an Immigration Judge denied her previous Asylum claim. She worried about rising levels of ethnic violence in her native Kenya. Our office prepared a motion to reopen that would allow her

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Chinese Falun Gong practitioner given Asylum in complex case

Asylum story before coming to Margaret W. Wong & Associates Our client was a native of China and followed the spiritual practice of Falun Gong, where believers use meditation and philosophical teachings in an attempt to gain spiritual enlightenment. However, many Falun Gong practitioners face persecution from the Communist Chinese Government. She and her father had come to the United States when she was very young and sought asylum on

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Chinese man seeks Asylum and Green Card

Seeking Asylum One of our clients, a national of China, entered the United States in 1991, but he did not come directly from China. He came through another country in central America and used a fake Panamanian passport. As soon as he arrived, he asked for asylum. He was paroled in to the United States and promptly filed the appropriate asylum application, but he never had an interview and his

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